An interesting article about the Electoral College.
The Electoral College and the Popular Vote
"It's theoretically possible that the Electoral College could upend the
results of the 2016 presidential election, but such an event would be
On 9 November 2016, the day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th
president of the United States, a petition appeared on Change.org
urging the United States Electoral College to reject the way states
voted during the general election, placing into office not the person
who received the majority of electoral votes (Donald Trump) but rather
the person who received the most popular votes nationwide (Hillary
Clinton, as of this count):
On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast
their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald
Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they
choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would
still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine - which we can be
sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay!
We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states' votes and
cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?
Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans,
and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual
assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the
Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be
For the full article see: http://bit.ly/2eNuRv7